Sequel: Chapter 12
This dinner was more awkward than I had envisioned it to be. Samuel and Natalie came in early as Natalie always helped mom to cook whereas Samuel sat with my dad and spoke about work and life while sipping the tea I made for them. Eric and I decided to chill at my room for some while before Sienna called us downstairs as Adam had arrived along with Tessa and Sophie. Everyone exchanged their greetings with each other except Adam and me. I felt extremely awkward to face him after what happened last night hence I avoided him and I’m glad he did the same.
Sophie was so elated to see me that she nearly jumped on me when she entered the house. “Princess you so pretty, ” she said with a big smile on her face which made me smile too. We gave each other a tight hug and then joined everyone at the dinner table. The table was filled with delicious food which looked so appetizing that everyone practically leapt on it. For the next half an hour we were busy munching our foods and appreciating Natalie and mom for their amazing cooking skills. After dinner, we sat together in the hall room while Natalie served ice creams to everyone.
“I heard you cracked an amazing deal for your company Adam, ” said Alex while taking a bite from his chocolate ice cream.
Samuel’s face lit up implying how proud he was of his son while Tessa patted Adam on the back with a soft smile. “We have a party this weekend to celebrate it and you all should come,” Adam announced and everyone seemed excited about it.
“We will definitely come son,” dad said and mom joined in too.
The conversations kept flowing after that. The adults kept talking about business while Sophie and I kept playing rock, paper, scissors with each other. I never thought we would become so close in such a short span of time but I was truly enjoying being around her. She was like a ball of happiness, she had the power to make everyone around her smile.
“So when are you guys coming up with your next album? The first one was really good by the way,” Natalie inquired and suddenly everyone’s attention turned towards Eric and me.
“Well, we’ll be leaving for London in two weeks so the next album will be coming pretty soon,” answered Eric nonchalantly which completely surprised me since I had no idea we were leaving for London so promptly.
“Two weeks? Why didn’t you tell me about this before?” I asked Eric because I was so mad at him for keeping such an important piece of information away from me. I didn’t want to leave so soon. I know I had been avoiding coming here since so long but now that I’m back, I don’t feel like leaving so soon.
Eric gave me his casual smile and said, “I’m sorry, I forgot to mention it to you but I have already signed a contract with Shyla. She wants us in London in two weeks.”
“You signed a contract Eric? But I don’t think I want to leave this place yet,” I said in an irritated manner because I was so mad at him for signing a damn contract without even telling me about it. I know this isn’t the right place to yell at him since everyone was around but I couldn’t control myself.
“Chill Ad, you still have two weeks before we leave,” he said with a soft smile which made me more furious. How could he be so casual about something like this? Before I could open my mouth to yell at him further, Adam came in between and said angrily, “Maybe you should have first consulted it with her before signing the damn contract!”
The moment Adam said those words, all heads turned towards him since no one was expecting something like that to come out of his mouth. To say that everyone was surprised was an understatement, they looked baffled. Tessa seemed the most uncomfortable amongst all, probably because she didn’t expect Adam to meddle in my personal conversation with Eric. Honestly, I felt a bit irritated with his intervention too. He had no right to yell at Eric like that. This is my personal issue and I can handle it on my own.
“Excuse me? I don’t think I’m answerable to you,” replied Eric calmly which infuriated Adam even more. He clenched his jaw tightly and was about to say something further when Natalie intervened and said, “Adam I think you should go out for a bit.”
Adam turned to look at his mom, his face full of anger because of Eric but nevertheless when he saw Natalie’s serious face he sighed and left the room immediately. The entire atmosphere of the room was very uncomfortable, no one knew what to say and everyone just looked at each other dumbfoundedly. Tessa was about to get up from her place and follow Adam outside the house when Natalie asked her to stay and let me go instead. “Let Adaline and Adam solve this on their own,” she said and indicated me to go outside. I was a little hesitant at first but I followed her instructions anyway.
The moment I reached outside I saw him standing near his car, his back rested on the door. I walked up to him and directly questioned, “What just happened inside?”
He looked at me with an unreadable expression on his face and replied, “What do you mean what happened?”
“Don’t pretend to be naive right now Adam... You know what I’m talking about,” I said angrily. “You just tried to embarrass my boyfriend in front of everyone.”
“No, I didn’t.”
“Yes, you did. What the hell is wrong with you Adam? Why are you acting this way?”
“How am I acting Adaline?”
“Like a jealous teenage boy,” I replied which instantly made him furious. “I’m not jealous,” he said in his defence which made me laugh.
“Yes, you clearly are. You can’t stand the thought of me leaving this town with Eric. You hate it and I can see that in your eyes,” I blurted out and immediately regretted it the next second. He was quiet for some time but then he said something which made my knees go weak. I had never thought in a million years that Adam would say that to me.
“Yes, I do Addie. I fucking hate to see you with him,” he said and marched off without waiting to hear my response.
I hope you liked this chapter. Ps Adam finally acknowledged about his feelings for Addie :D
Don’t forget to vote and comment down below your thoughts.
Love you all <3